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    Surge Visits the Philippines: Field Updates from Davao

    Written by volunteer Phil McCarter After we left Manila (read all about it here), our next stop was Davao, a stunning part of the country located in the southern province of Mindanao. Its lush, rolling green hills came as a pleasant contrast to what we had just experienced in Manila. Here, we were meeting with […]

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    Surge Visits the Philippines: Phil’s Story

    Written by Phil McCarter I like to think I have always been at least somewhat altruistic, having donated to various charities here and there since I was quite young. While I knew such acts were having some form of positive impact, no matter how small, a desire to actually go and physically make a personal […]

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    Nepal Earthquake Relief: Surge Sending Water Filters, Hosting a Chicago Fundraiser

    Two devastating earthquakes recently struck Nepal — on April 25 and May 12. Together, they affected more than 8 million people, killing more than 8,500, injuring 21,000 and displacing nearly 3 million families from their homes. As the country tirelessly works to rebuild, our help is needed more than ever. This disaster has destroyed much […]

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    FLOW SOAP For Love Of Water

    I am a 7th grader in Evanston, Illinois. For my Bat Mitzvah project, I was inspired to do something related to water because I love swimming, sailing, windsurfing and anything having to do with the beach and water. I appreciate so much that I live near our beautiful Lake Michigan and have easy access to […]

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    Seva in Haiti

    Sikhism. A religion founded more than 500 years ago, and one of the 5th largest in the world with more than 20 million followers. Based on the teachings of the ten gurus, it is a religion that is open to all that emphasizes truthful living as well as equality of all mankind. One of the […]

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    Sponsored Surge Fast

    On July 2nd 2014, several Surge supporters are raising awareness and funds for the global water crisis by participating in a symbolic one day fast. The significance of this fast is for us to try and understand what it is like for many around the world who do not have access to food and water. […]

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    Harvesting The Rain (and its rewards)

    When I hear thunder, I think of my garden soaking up all that rainwater and I know my rain barrels will fill up so I can water well after the storm. We use mostly rainwater for our garden beds, planters and potted plants, including our homemade lettuce table (pictured here) – and we enjoy the […]

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    Water Towers All Around The US

    My last post about rooftop water tanks in cities such as Chicago and New York made me wonder if other places found it useful to store up water as well. (pun intended) First: Tanks or towers? Tanks are smaller and found on top of high rise buildings. Towers are larger, independent structures of varying shapes, […]

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